Afflicted

Afflicted A high priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance What ensues is a hot steamy romance by two men looking for something than a one night stand But can they reach beyond their own insecuriti

  • Title: Afflicted
  • Author: Brandon Shire
  • ISBN: 9781476353616
  • Page: 235
  • Format: ebook
  • A high priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance What ensues is a hot, steamy romance by two men looking for something than a one night stand But can they reach beyond their own insecurities to grasp what they really desire Meet Hunter Stephens He s gay, tall, dark haired, and he s hot Very hot But he doesn t rely on the visual cues when appraising aA high priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance What ensues is a hot, steamy romance by two men looking for something than a one night stand But can they reach beyond their own insecurities to grasp what they really desire Meet Hunter Stephens He s gay, tall, dark haired, and he s hot Very hot But he doesn t rely on the visual cues when appraising a man because he s also blind He listens to the timbre of their voice, trembles at the touch of their skin, and luxuriates in the deep richness of the aroma of man He s hard of the hand because he s a black belt and takes no shit, but soft of the heart because he s lonely and has been for a while.Until he meets Dillon.Dillon Chambers is straight man candy He s a high priced male escort that works with an exclusive agency who handles only the wealthiest of clients But it wasn t always like that for him At sixteen he was thrown out of the house for being gay and struggled to survive, turning tricks on the street and finding food and a place to sleep wherever he could He met two people that changed his life, but he has never met anyone who could change his heart.Until he bumped into Hunter.And now they are both Afflicted.
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    1. Great stories should not depend on gender or sexual preference of a character, but instead upon the strength of the characters and the honesty and urgency of the story Brandon Shire proves he understands the complexity of writing LGBT fiction from two very different viewpoints serious and smexy His serious fiction is written for those who enjoy a book which explores life s darker elements in a literary form, while the smexy fiction is for those who enjoy a graphically erotic romance.Regardless of the differentiation above, Brandon writes for people who enjoy being challenged, and for those who strive to understand situations they don t typically encounter He pens raw, emotional stories about characters which readers will either love or love to hate Life and love are pretty damned special, but neither is always perfect Life can be painful, and real love hard to find Brandon s fiction is an exploration of the sometimes arduous search for happiness we all desire 10% of the proceeds from the sale of any of Brandon s book are donated to LGBT Youth charities.Learn about Brandon Shire and the LGBT Youth charities he supports at BrandonShire

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    1. UPDATE Members of the Brandon Shire Fan Group will be doing a re read buddy read of Afflicted on November 26, 2012 You are welcome to join us Afflicted II will be released on December 6, 2012 group show 7Review completed September 8, 2012Wow what a fantastic book Brandon sure knows how to write an enthralling and intense story When you are reading Afflicted you can close your eyes and the words will be raining down on you, embracing you and you will be having a highly intimate and very animated [...]


    2. FREE right now at US 8 31 15 4.5 amazing stars I hate you Brandon Shire because now I m now going to stay up all night to read Afflicted II I loved this book The writing was so beautiful, just descriptive and flowery in the best ways It was also so interesting reading about a gay, blind man Talk about a unique topic Oh and the chemistry The chemistry was just electric and wonderful The book was sweet and sexy and deliciously FANTASTIC My minor issue is the rapid POV switches that left me a bit c [...]


    3. Well, this book was a letdown And I feel I have to clarify that the lyrical prose had nothing to do with it If anything, it was one of the interesting aspects of the story Also, if it makes any difference, I should also mention that the book isn t brimming with flowery similes, metaphors, analogies and collocations There are several of them, yes, and some of them sound really strange and uncommon, but I d say it s sprinkled, not packed with them and they re mostly found in the first 40% of the b [...]


    4. And this one begins with mine I wished for something so special, I could surrender myself to every word Guess what like a gift my wish came true From the synopsis A high priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance What ensues is a hot, steamy romance by two men looking for something than a one night stand But can they reach beyond their own insecurities to grasp what they really desire You will find a story that might have been told before, not often perhaps, but most certainly not li [...]



    5. I really don t know how to write a review for this I only have 2 words in my mind that would really describe this book RAW REALFirst I have to say that the writing style here is superbWhile reading the book, you get to experience the book, some points of it were so well described, I could actually smell, feel and see everything The whole world, the characters, their interaction, it s very raw There is nothing lovey dovey here Their sex was raw, and kind of intense for me, Hunter descbribes how h [...]


    6. In a few words, this book was AmazingFlawed butFantastic at the same timeLonged forImpressiveCaptivatingTenderEmotionalDifferentI wasn t sure about this one during the first half but somehow the story captivated me REVIEW TO COME


    7. Afflicted by love s madness all are blind Sextus Propertius I m a lousy human I didn t want to read about a blind guy and a gay prostitute, but when Brandon Shire approached me and asked me to review his new book I was flattered As a new blogger I thought, wow, someone discovered me So, I looked into some of his other books I glanced at his ratings on GR and decided, Okay, I can give this a shot Since this was my first read and review of a Brandon Shire book I honestly went into it expecting ver [...]


    8. Buddy read with Sarah, Anna and Rachel Starting tomorrow af flict uh flikt verb 1 distress with mental or bodily pain trouble greatly or grievouslyI know a lot of people loved this book and as sad as I m to say this just didn t work for me I felt as if the characters were very underdeveloped and not given their place in the book The constant describing of all the senses and smells took over the actual character development I realize some of this had to occur due to Hunter being blind so that we [...]


    9. This was my second read and I honestly don t remember the first I gave it 5 stars so I thought it was worth a second shot since I haven t read the sequel It ended on a very chiffhanger y note so I m surprised I gave it 5 stars But it s a fantastic story and is so full of passion that I can t bring myself to take a star away I m super excited for the sequel and am starting it right away.Highly recommended.


    10. REREAD WEEK Nov 26, 2012 When I first read this book, it was still fairly new and there was just a handful of us swooning over it Love that it s built a following It s lovely It s an experience unlike I ve had with other books calling on other senses to get inside the heads and hearts of our MC s I m reminded how Brandon Shire uses heightened descriptors with smell, touch, sound to tell the story Shocking when I first read it, but really, really impressive and sometimes funny during the reread.A [...]


    11. 3 Stars These reviews are the hardest to write The book was enjoyable, but nothing really wowed me I think this is the first book I ve read with a blind MCd I gotta say, I really liked Hunter He was abrasive and a bit of an asshole, he didn t want anyone s pity, which of course appealed to me The book starts a little awkwardly, right in the middle of a scene, so you miss Dillon and Hunter s introductiond things quickly took off after that I think my biggest stumbling block with this book is the [...]



    12. 5 Huge Stars There are a lot of smells, sounds, feelings an amazing novel.Some books are so much than a good book They are magical books The author has written a beautiful text, the words flowing, the environments are so well described and it s smells, sounds, feels and maybe it is some obscure characters but it is sooo good When you start reading the book, you have no idea what you will be invited to and after having finished reading, you are still in the book s warm feeling for long For me, t [...]


    13. A book written from the POVs of a blind man and a prostitute as they fall in love Yes, I m there I wanted to enjoy this book than I actually did though There were moments of pure reader bliss, some very hot sex scenes, genunine humor, and beautifully poetic details, especially near the beginning In particluar I loved these What do you see A deep green melancholy He had a bruise on his hip that was large and fresh enough that Hunter could feel the still heat of it The neck and chest were formal, [...]



    14. Edit 2 6 13 I tried to read this again because I loved this author s other book, Cold Unfortunately I had the same problems Just couldn t deal with the writing or the actions of the characters which were often lacking in credibility Original review I stopped reading this maybe 30% in The writing really put me off I found it so over written, like the author was trying too hard to impress with every sentence Way too many metaphors I might try to finish it later Hunter had found the deep melancholy [...]


    15. 3.5 starsWho is the afflicted, the male prostitute or the blind john Mr Shire can write some lovely characters and a has a lovely way of portraying them in their worldme of the time Such luscious, sensual, musical phrasing throughout but too often diluted with too much explaining and rumination.Hunter is a revelation he is a blind man walking the city streets at night when he encounters a male prostitute and invites him home He does not know the meaning of danger or maybe, he courts it Hunter is [...]


    16. So I m finished with AfflictedYOU VE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME Drops tablet, gets up from bed, walk down stairs, turn on the computer, logs into GR Picks jaw up off the floor Brandon how could you do this to me Did you really just end the book like that I don t know whether to be upset or ecstaticSo I m going to go with yeah that I m siting in bed reading and thinking, Oh yeah Dillon s confessing, Hunter s being sweet and passionate, and rough Ooo shitat s what I m talking about Then I see tw [...]


    17. OK, so I m going to start off with the positives There were hot men having sex I have an affinity for characters with a disability.Well, now that thats summed up, here are the things I could have done without or thought could have been better view spoiler All the completely unsafe sex Hunter had with an escort Dude, you aren t getting coal in your stocking for christmas, you re getting the herp Way to go The author portrays Hunter as so confident and then when it comes to talking to Dillion abou [...]


    18. 5 star Unputdownable m m romance read at one sitting Beautifully written story, the best rendering of a blind character that I have come across Straight on to book twoTwo gorgeous lonely men 30 year old Hunter, blind from birth, is picked up by 26 year old escort Frank real name Dillon They begin to develop an intense relationship based on mind blowing sex of course There was no denying that Frank thrilled him the sex with Frank thrilled him the fact that Frank was a prostitute and beautiful thr [...]


    19. November 26 28 My thoughts after a reread with the Brandon Shire Fan Group 4.5 starsThis was a surprisingly good book to read Why Well, I just had the synopsis to go by and I was convinced that a relationship between a blind man and a male escort just was not viable I know, shame on me However, I very humbly admit that the author brought these two characters together seamlessly and their journey was a joy to read You get to know the characters inside out and you just have to root for them to mak [...]


    20. 3,5 starsThis book drove me nuts I read it at an irregular rhythm oscillating between 3 and 4 stars, with rare falls to 2 and a few rushes at 5 I finally came up with a mathematical average of 3,5 stars It is the most honest I could do to rate it.The first merit of this book is to build a sensually completely different world and I felt overwhelmed by familiar but enhanced sensations to a point I never lingered to think of It was sometimes unpleasant, sometimes erotic, often surprising Another re [...]


    21. 4.5 YOU FILL UP MY SENSES That s the opening verse of one of my favorite songs and it played over and over in my head as I read about Hunter and Dillon.I loved Hunter I was fascinated with the descriptive way he felt everything through his senses I felt as if I was feeling everything with him At one particular part I found myself crying with him, even before I read that he was cryingif that makes any sense.Although he was blind his whole life he lived his life his way through strength and determ [...]


    22. 3,25 starsUnusual romance, unusual point of view experiencing falling in lust and love through ears, nose and touch of a blind man but I didn t like the writing style I found the usage of metaphors rather overwhelming tugging at the buttons on Hunter s jeans like a cat pawing at a birdcage Huh And this was just one of many.And if I am the only reader who thinks writing in metaphors like that is NOT lyricalen so be it.


    23. Afflicted A chance meeting between a blind man Hunter and a male escort Dillon starts the beginning of a romance Afflicted is the first book in its series and takes us through the early stages of a developing relationship between the two Ok, so this book was my first buddy read and I was really hoping to love it, I d read so many good reviews and I was excited to start Unfortunately though Afflicted just left me feeling conflicted and to be honest I found this was a book of two halves and I just [...]


    24. This one is hard for me to rate, it varied during the story, so it s maybe a 3.75 I love rent boy stories, they are some of my favorites I really wanted to read this one, and a high paid escort and a blind manI m on it Hunter is a 30 yr old man who has managed to be successful in his profession and very independent, I wouldn t say despite his blindness but because of it He also can be a bit defensive and insensitive, but I guess that s just part of his defense mechanism.Dillion was thrown out by [...]


    25. This book has me lost for words I can t believe how good it was The writing was amazing, the way he described how a blind man see s the world was very realistic Frank Dillon was a amazing character, and watching his struggle with his past nearly brought me to tears.I don t know what to write to explain how much this book moved me, so all I can say is read this book If you enjoy m m romance, this book is a must read.


    26. Loving someone gives you courage being loved back give you strength Shu shuI have mixed feelings about this book I thought it was very well written polished than many m m romances , and I liked the story, even if the plot was somewhat formulaic, and the characters, all of whom I found very interesting And the sex scenes were REALLY hot I have to admit that I liked Dillon than Hunter, because as much as I appreciated Hunter s fuck you attitude, I also found his belligerence annoying at times No [...]


    27. This book pulls the reader into the world of a blind man, a world of sounds and smells, of personal triumphs and limitations to be handled Hunter is determined to be self sufficient and capable, and his prickly style has him ready to defend himself against any slights or doubts He ditches his best friend Margie after an argument to walk home one day, and is propositioned by a man along the way Dillon is an escort, but not a street hustler, and he s not sure why he made a play for this blind guy [...]


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